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Gunmen Kill Retired Philippine Priest

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) – Gunmen killed a 72-year-old Catholic priest on the main Philippine island of Luzon. reported that unidentified men shot dead Father Marcelito Paez around 8 p.m. while he was driving in San Leonardo, about 110 miles northeast of the capital. The priest died almost three hours later at a local hospital.

The attack occurred hours after Father Paez, a retired priest of the San Jose Diocese and a national board member of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, facilitated the release of a political prisoner in Cabanatuan, the provincial capital.